Acid forming foods

To eat in moderate amount or avoid all together


All preserves, all canned with sugar, dried-sulphured, glazed, Olives (Pickled), Plums, Prunes.

Vegetables, Beans and Legumes

Asparagus tips (white only), Beans (dried), Garbanzos, Lentils, Black Beans, Chick Peas, Green Peas, Kidney Beans, Lima Beans, Pinto Beans, Red Beans, Soy Beans, White Beans, Soy Milk, Rice Milk, Almond Milk.

Grains and Pasta

All grains and grain products except buckwheat & millet. Noodles, Macaroni, Spaghetti.


Butter, Cheese (all), Cottage cheese, Cream, Custards, Margarine, Milk (boiled, cooked, malted, dried, canned).

Animal Proteins and Flesh Foods

Beef, Carp, Clams, Fish, Lamb, Lobster, Mussels, Oyster, Pork, Rabbit, Salmon, Shrimp, Scallops, Tuna, Turkey, Venison, Fowl, Fish, Shellfish, Gelatin.

Cheerfulness is the best promoter of the health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body (Joseph Addison)

Fats and Oils

Canola Oil, Corn Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Flax Oil, Lard, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Safflower Oil, Sesame Oil, Sunflower Oil.


Alcoholic drinks, Beer, Black Tea, Carbonated Water, Coffee, Cocoa, Commercial Juice, India teas, Liquor, Sodas, Wine.

Minerals and Chemicals

Chlorine (Cl-), Sulfur (S-), Phosphorus (P-), Drugs, Medeicinal Drugs, Psychedelic, Pesticides, Herbicides.


Condiments (all), Dressings, Drugs, Flavorings, Mayonnaise, Tapioca, Tobacco, Vinegar, Wheat Germ.

NOTE: Because a food is acid it is no indication that it remains acid in the body. It can turn alkaline. Honey and raw sugars produce alkaline ash, but because of a high concentrate of sugar become acid-formers. Fruits marked with an * should not be eaten with other it"